We're constantly after the best bang for our buck—testing and reporting on drugstore buys that are just as effective (if not more) than their pricier counterparts. But, every once in a while, we allow ourselves to daydream about a life in which money is no object and luxury reigns supreme. This is one of those times.
Join us in relishing all things opulent, from skincare and makeup to anti-aging face masks and made-to-order vanity trinkets. Yes, they cost more than your apartment and savings account combined. Yes, you probably can't afford them. But why not live in a fantasy for a few clicks and scrolls? Truthfully, I do it all day long. Keep reading to find the most extravagant beauty gifts on the internet and help us scheme how to buy them.
An anti-aging mask with "a unique combination of magnetic healing, pure gold power, and proven age-defying plant stem cells" sounds like it should cost you a pretty penny. And it does. What else do you expect when a product has visible 24-karat gold sprinkles formulated to penetrate your skin, stimulate electromagnetic energy flow through acupuncture meridians, and restore elasticity? Truth be told, if this product delivers on its claims I might consider dropping a grand to achieve the fountain of youth wonderment it boasts.
While I understand the need to get every last drop out of my Byredo hand cream (trust, that stuff is magic), dropping $330 to do it is the definition of #goals. This Italian marble, wildly chic bathroom accessory measures out a specific amount of cream for all your moisturizing needs. A girl can dream, right?
For a truly glamorous getting ready experience, try this coveted makeup brushes set in gold. They may look unfamiliar, but flawlessly airbrush your face in an unprecedented fashion—with velvet-soft bristles to boot. And, frankly, they better for upward of $500.
Charlotte Tilbury's cult-favorite Magic Cream is now available in a giant 150ml version. That's three times the moisturizing, softening, and skin-boosting benefits. It comes in a huge golden pot, naturally, as Tilbury's products are never anything less than show-stopping.
This three-wick candle is scented with Fornasetti's signature mixture of white rose, iris, and jasmine crafted by a master perfumer and inspired by his home in Milan. It's hand-poured, burns for 200 hours, and actually looks like art.
La Mer Boucheron Limited Edition Crème Case ($15,000)
Now we're hitting the big time. La Mer collaborated with French jeweler, Boucheron, for this made-to-order mother of pearl house for your cream. Indulgent? Yes. Excessive? Perhaps. Wildly beautiful? Of course. FYI: The website recommends you allow three months for shipment because it has to be handcrafted for every order.
This Korean beauty staple—applied by famed facialist Georgia Louise, who also happened to sculpt and slim my face—is cherished by every age-defying celebrity on the red carpet. Yes, that includes Kim Kardashian. The magic is in the three LED wavelengths as they each work to boost blood circulation, stimulate collagen, and rid your face of wrinkles. How much is youth worth to you?
A mixture of French lavender and Bulgarian lavender, rosehip, primrose, and neroli (fancy, huh?), Rodin's facial oil is everything you need to feel like a queen. It keeps you dewy, hydrated, and it promotes collagen products while it also relaxes your soul.
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